Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sleep...what is that

Once upon a time sleeping four hours a night was fine.  It was normal.  Then I grew up and had kids.  I have always been a lucky mom, for whom my baby slept through the night easily and early.  And even when something goes wrong and I have a restless night I still would get that four hours a night.

Then the last month happened.  Madison is going batsh$# crazy.  And has insomnia like mad.  I mean seriously the girl will stay up til 4 am and then wake up at 7. Got her taking sleep aids, and when she finally slept for more than four hours, Avery started having trouble sleeping.  Waking up coughing, runny nose, etc.  Waking up at 5 am and crying like mad.  I seriously start thinking that maybe the autism people can get me weighted blankets for these two. 

The night finally comes when BOTH kids are in bed asleep by 1am.  I lay down to go to sleep, exhausted beyond all reason after 3 weeks of being up more than half the night with the kids.  I get cozy, start to drift off and then out of nowhere...OUCH.  My teeth start hurting.  Not just like a tooth ache, like my gums are sore, my cheek swells up, and it feels like an ice pick is being repeatedly stabbed into my sinuses.

It has been two weeks and I have slept for maybe 2 hours in a stretch.

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